Assistant Director for Training (NCR Training Operations Directorate)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Feb 23, 2021
Closes
Mar 04, 2021
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

"The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), through strategic partnerships, prepares the federal law enforcement community to safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values." We are a unique inter-agency organization preparing the next generation of law enforcement officers to meet our Nation's most pressing security challenges. Click here to learn more.

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Responsibilities

FLETC is looking for a talented Assistant Director (AD) for Training to exercise leadership and authority responsibility for the management of law enforcement training at FLETC from basic through advanced and specialized training. This position reports to the Associate Director for Training Operations of the FLETC.

The AD ensures training and organizational goals and objectives are developed, managed and performed effectively, and that component and client expectations and program requirements are met. Provides broad leadership in matters related to the FLETC's training mission, long-range law enforcement training plans, and executive policy development.

Directs the efficient and effective allocation of resources to ensure maximum utilization of training space and/or human and other resources to support the FLETC's law enforcement training mission. The incumbent serves to develop, implement and promulgate high-quality, effective training and training management policies enterprise-wide.

Responsibilities of the position include:
  • Providing executive leadership, strategic planning, and quality assurance in the development, delivery, and evaluation of law enforcement training programs.
  • Overseeing the development, modification and evaluation of law enforcement training programs designed to meet current and future operational trends and developments.
  • Reviewing existing training programs for necessary modification or improvement; reviewing proposals and specifications for new programs; and soliciting input from clientele law enforcement agencies regarding accuracy and timeliness of training provided at training sites.
  • Providing oversight and direction to subordinate Deputy Assistant Director/Site Director and managers who administer program policies, budgets, and total resources within the AD's directorate.
  • Developing long-range goals and objectives for FLETC to ensure consistency of law enforcement training programs, including evaluation criteria and methodology to quantify merit of format, relevance, and consistency of content and delivery.
  • Performing liaison with all Participating Organizations (PO) Training Executives and other law enforcement departments and customer agencies; establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with administrators, academia, and staff of universities.
  • Representing the FLETC Director and Deputy Director on matters related to law enforcement training management at the departmental level; seeking out and developing law enforcement contacts to expand FLETC's customer base and program coverage.
  • Collaborating with the other ADs to ensure successful integration of law enforcement training management with related programs and operations of other organizational elements of the FLETC and the POs.
  • Directing a subordinate staff of managers and supervisors who control program policies, budgets, and total resources for the Directorate, approving travel, training requests, changes in scheduling, staffing requests, position descriptions, personnel recruitment actions, hiring, promotion, and other personnel decisions.
  • Providing executive leadership for the conduct of research to forecast future requirements and direction of law enforcement training programs.
  • Determining primary focus and cultivating research to design effective and efficient systems and services capable of meeting current and future training requirements to address emerging law enforcement issues and meeting associated training needs.
  • Leading efforts in balancing organizational transformation with business continuity through the establishment and maintenance of a creative and innovative workplace that enables organizational agility, excellence, continuous learning, and professional growth.
  • Designing and implementing strategies that maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the mission and goals of FLETC. Administers human, financial, material, and information resources that promote public trust.


Travel Required

25% or less - Frequent travel is required, including travel by commercial air carrier.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • You will be required to undergo initial and random drug screening.
  • Financial disclosure required.
  • Position is eligible for situational-only telework based on agency policy.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
  • Position requires a signed mobility agreement to relocate as necessary.
  • Emergency Essential. Required to sustain operations under all conditions.


All applicants must meet the qualification requirements listed below by the closing date of this announcement.

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants MUST demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. You must clearly show that you possess the competencies to perform the duties of an executive. For guidance in preparing a narrative statement addressing ECQs, please access OPM's website by clicking here .

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQ): You must submit a narrative statement covering each of the ECQs listed below unless you: 1) are a current or former SES career appointee or 2) have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM and been certified by OPM.

When responding to the ECQs and the MTQs, you must clearly show that you possess the experience and competencies to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the ECQs and the MTQs. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives, and level of contacts. You are required to respond to all ECQs and you must address each ECQ separately. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as ineligible. You should limit your narrative written statements to one page per ECQ and no more than five pages total.

Qualifications

ECQ 1: Leading Change - This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Click here for specific leadership competencies applicable to ECQ 1.

ECQ 2: Leading People - This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Click here for specific leadership competencies applicable to ECQ 2.

ECQ 3: Results Driven - This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Click here for specific leadership competencies applicable to ECQ 3.

ECQ 4: Business Acumen - This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Click here for specific leadership competencies applicable to ECQ 4.

ECQ 5: Building Coalitions - This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Click here for specific leadership competencies applicable to ECQ 5.

Fundamental Competencies - These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the ECQs. These competencies do not need to be addressed individually but should be addressed over the course of the ECQ narratives.

Interpersonal Skills - Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.

Oral Communication - Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed.

Integrity/Honesty - Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards of ethics.

Written Communication - Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.

Continual Learning - Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development.

Public Service Motivation - Shows a commitment to serve the public. Ensures that actions meet public needs; aligns organizational objectives and practices with public interests.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQ): To be considered for this position, ALL applicants MUST submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy each of the MTQs. You are required to respond to all MTQs and you must address each MTQ separately. If you fail to address each MTQ, you will be rated as ineligible. Please limit your written narrative statements to no more than one page for each MTQ and no more than two pages total.

MTQ 1 - Applicant must possess experience as a sworn law enforcement officer or agent with full arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of Federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws. Applicant must demonstrate law enforcement experience applying federal, state, and local laws, investigative techniques, rules of evidence and criminal procedures, and precedent court decisions concerning the admissibility of evidence, constitutional rights, search and seizure, and related law enforcement matters. Applicant must possess senior management level leadership experience overseeing operational or law enforcement training programs.

OR

Must have held a position in the 1801 occupational series. Applicant must possess senior management level leadership experience overseeing operational or law enforcement training programs.

MTQ 2 - Demonstrated experience in applying program management principles and practices required to develop training policy, programs, strategies, and operating practices; to evaluate and assess overall accomplishment and to provide long-range planning and goal setting for directorate, including issues involving resource allocation. Applicant must possess senior management level leadership experience overseeing operational or law enforcement training programs.

FAILURE TO ADDRESS BOTH ECQs and MTQs WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FOR THIS POSITION. Exception: Current or former career SES members and SES Candidate Development Program graduates may address only the MTQs.

Education

Additional information

DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment , and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Top Secret/SCI as a condition of placement into this position. This will include a credit check after a tentative job offer is given, a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations.

Re-employed annuitants' annual salaries will be reduced by the amount of their retirement annuity and by further cost of living increases. FERS retirees receiving a FERS annuity supplement must also be aware that, like social security benefits, their FERS annuity supplement is subject to an earnings test and may be reduced if the salary earned is more than the social security exempt amount of earnings. Additional information is available on OPM's website or by contacting OPM.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement within the same geographical area.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be rated on the basis of meeting the qualification criteria stated in the announcement. You must demonstrate that you meet all of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) to be deemed eligible for further consideration. In determining the degree to which you possess the required qualifications, the evaluation committee will consider your related experience, education, training, awards, appraisals, and professional references.

Unless you are a current or former member of the SES with career status or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program certified by the Office of Personnel Management, your application package including ECQs must be approved/certified by the Office of Personnel Management before appointment can be effected.

To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance as a condition of placement into this position. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations. This may include a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

Veteran's preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service.

New SES appointees are required to complete a 1-year probationary period as a condition of employment.

Must possess and maintain a valid state issued driver's license to conduct official government business.

Required to file an OGE 278, Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment to this position and annually thereafter as long as you occupy a position that requires financial disclosure reporting. Will incur a financial penalty if you file this report more than 30 days late.

This position is emergency essential and required to sustain FLETC's operations in the event of a localized situation, such as inclement weather, interruptions to power, or dismissal or closure of DHS operations or services.

This position participates in FLETC's Continuity of Operations Program. Responsible for ensuring little or no disruption to FLETC's Mission Essential or Primary Mission Essential Functions in the event of an emergency.

This is an SES position and requires a signed mobility agreement to relocate as necessary.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

1. Resume: In addition to your written statements addressing the ECQs, the MTQs, and other qualifications as applicable, submit a resume or any other written format you choose to describe your qualifications. Please do not send resumes with photos.

Applicants typically provide the following information:
  • Vacancy Identification Number: FLETC-DD-2021-0007
  • PERSONAL INFORMATION: Full name, email and mailing addresses, and day and evening telephone numbers, including area codes.
  • EDUCATION INFORMATION: Names of high school attended, city, state, and zip code, date of diploma, GED; names of colleges or universities you attended, city, state, and zip code; majors, type and years of any degree received (if no degree, show total credits and indicate whether semester or quarter hours).
  • WORK EXPERIENCE: Information about your paid and non-paid work experiences related to this position including: job title (include series and grade if a federal job), duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number (indicate if we may contact your current supervisor), starting and ending dates of employment (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary.
  • OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Job related training courses (title and year), job related skills, e.g., other languages, computer hardware/software, etc., job related honors, societies, leadership activities, public speaking, and performance awards (give dates, but DO NOT send documents unless requested).

2. Mandatory ECQ statements: A narrative statement specifically addressing each individual ECQ. ECQ statements should not exceed one page per ECQ (Five pages maximum). In lieu of the narrative statement, current or former Career SES members and SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) graduates must provide the documentation in #4.

3. Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): A narrative statement specifically addressing each mandatory technical qualification. MTQ statements cannot exceed one page per MTQ (Two pages maximum).

4. Copy of Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50): Current and former career employees eligible for reinstatement, and SES members must provide a copy of their latest SF-50 showing proof of career or career-conditional status or reinstatement eligibility and the highest promotion potential of a position held on a career or career-conditional basis. Candidates who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management approved SES CDP must submit a copy of their ECQ certification.

5. Performance Appraisal (current Federal employees only): a copy of a complete performance appraisal issued within the last 12 months. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Extraneous materials such as passports, pictures, award certificates, recommendation letters, etc., will not be considered.

Note: Secondary Administrative Law Enforcement Officer retirement coverage is being offered for this position.

Transfer Requirement for CSRS: To be eligible for secondary coverage, an employee must transfer directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary position to a secondary position. Must be continuously employed in a secondary position since transferring from a primary position without a break in coverage exceeding 3 days. Except: a break in employment in secondary positions which begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause); voluntary breaks in service, which began prior to January 20, 1988.

Transfer Requirement for FERS: To be eligible for secondary coverage, an employee: while covered under the retirement provisions moves directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary/rigorous position to a secondary position; AND completes 3 years of service in a primary/rigorous position, including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld; AND must be continuously employed in a secondary position or positions since moving from a rigorous position. Except: a break in employment in secondary positions that begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause).

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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